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South Boston: The Next Jersey Shore?08:41
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A passer-by departs a liquor store in Boston's South Boston neighborhood, on Thursday, June 23, 2011. (AP)
A passer-by departs a liquor store in Boston's South Boston neighborhood, on Thursday, June 23, 2011. (AP)

South Boston is a very different neighborhood today than it was two decades ago.

However, Southie continues to be portrayed as a caricature: a home to hard-drinking criminals, tough townies and vulgar women with big hair and bad make-up.

At least six real production companies have been scouting the old neighborhood with plans for reality television shows, and two of them are already scheduled to hit the air soon.

Guests:

  • Billy Baker, reporter for The Boston Globe and South Boston native

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This segment aired on August 7, 2012.

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